1-2-3 Production

France’s Ampersand picks up Russia’s ‘The Dead Lake’ for global sales

French distributor Ampersand Fiction has picked up the Russian thriller The Dead Lake for international distribution. The 8 x 52-minute series is produced by Moscow-based 1-2-3 Production and originally aired on GPM Entertainment Television. Directed by by Roman Prygunov (Dukhless) and written by Roman Kantor (To The Lake), the series follows a Moscow detective who is […]

US streamer Topic picks up trio of premium foreign scripted dramas

First Look Media-owned North American streamer Topic has acquired Icelandic political thriller The Minister, Canadian dark comedy Happily Married, and Russian drama An Ordinary Woman, following a deal with UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights. Sagafilm’s 8 x 60-minute series The Minister has already appeared on RUV Iceland, DR Denmark, NRK Norway, SVT Sweden, and YLE Finland and stars Ólafur […]

News round-up: ITV America’s Sirens reveals ‘Baddies’; Cineflix sells ‘Ordinary Woman’ S2

Sirens unveils ‘Baddies’ with 16-year-old Marsai Martin ITV America-owned Sirens Media has partnered with 16-year-old Marsai Martin and her production banner Genius Entertainment to develop and produce Baddies (working title). The new unscripted series, currently being taken to market, will spotlight the impact of previously unsung, trailblazing Black women who have helped shape American culture. […]

Show of the Week: Dead Mountain – The Dyatlov Pass Incident

Everyone loves a good mystery and there are few stories quite as mysterious as the Dyatlov Pass incident, which has puzzled the world for more than 60 years. In early 1959, in the icy Ural Mountains of the then Soviet Union, a group of nine students, all experienced hikers, disappeared while on a ski trek. […]